OC OKs $6.65M Bond for Housing; FIT May Challenge

Here is an article on FIT from the last City Council meeting in which FIT members discussed Affordable Housing.   OCEAN CITY – Ocean City Council approved a $6.65-million bond ordinance that will fund the expansion and improvement to public housing in the barrier-island city. That includes the construction of

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Ocean City Taxes are Due on May 1, 2019

The 2019 2nd quarter taxes are due MAY 1, 2019 with a 10-day grace period. Please be advised that postmarks are NOT accepted in accordance with the State of New Jersey tax laws, therefore the payment must be received by MAY 10, 2019. Taxes can be paid online and more information

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Congrats to FIT Members at the City Council Meeting!

Hi All, I wanted to congratulate Dave Breeden, Marie Hayes., Donna Moore, Susan Cracovaner, and John Cracovaner for an excellent showing at the Council Meeting last night! Dave and I had already met with Dottie and Frank Donato yesterday AM and got most of our questions answered. Here are some takeaways

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Council Approves Funding for Affordable Housing

An architectural rendering depicts the proposed affordable housing project for senior citizens next to Bayview Manor. By Donald Wittkowski City Council approved a $6.6 million bond ordinance Thursday night for affordable housing construction, including a new project that will allow senior citizens to leave a flood-prone neighborhood. The city is

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Affordable Housing Update and 2019 Priorities

At our March 1, 2019, Fairness in Taxes meeting, we talked about the priorities for our group in the year ahead. We decided the top three concerns are: 1. Housing Authority Taxpayer Bailout- The City plans to have taxpayers bail out the Housing Authority to the tune of at least

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Another Bad Land Development Decision by OC Planning Board

Marie and Dave Hayes attended the Planning Board meeting on Wednesday 2/13 to speak about the re-zoning of the Berkshire-Hathaway office on Battersea Road in the Gardens. It’s a 120 ft property that will be divided into 4x 30 foot lots… The lots require shared turn-grounds because they exit onto Battersea Road.

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Fairness in Taxes January 2019 Update

Thirty years ago, Fairness in Taxes was formed to fight the Tax and Spend mentality of the City government. As we know, the current administration has an entrenched tax and spend mentality, as well as a lack of integrity, transparency, and accountability. Two months ago, with your support, we successfully

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OPEN LETTER TO MAYOR GILLIAN ADMINISTRATION

Mayor Gillian has said publicly many times that the reason FIT challenges some of his proposals is because we don’t like him personally.  The truth is not as simple as that.  There are members of the FIT board who believe Mayor Gillian’s motives are to do what he sincerely believes

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Teamwork is the Key to our Success

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common goal. Teamwork is the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results Fairness in Taxes has had great success over the past year. We worked together to prevail

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